Hon. Otobong Edemidiong, Transition chairman of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area scores His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel high base on his giant developmental strides in Akwa Ibom State. This took place during an interview session with newsmen in his office at the council Secretariat:
“It is while in a taught situation that someone’s capacity, credibility can be ascertain and not at the point of comfort and sufficient supply of resources, finance, etc which so far His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has distinguished himself from other Governors in the Country, considering the prevailing economic situation which could not deter him. This he has achieved through series of live touching programs, policies, projects. Scattered across the state which some are to yield fruit in the near future; like the coconut refinery at Mkpat Enin, Akot Abasi and Eastern Obolo, cassava project in Oruk Anam. Other ones like the tookpick, pencil, tomatoes, prime hatchery have already began yielding fruits. Like the case of tomatoes which our people normally go through hell by travelling to the Northern part of the Country, prone to serious security risk which a times they are being robbed by highway robbers. Also most a times they are involved in a ghastly accident that claim lives which Governor Udom Emmanuel has put a limit to such dangers by scattering tomatoes plantation in various LGAs. For domestic production in the State. Also in the aspect of roads which is very pivotal for economic activities where most of such is being constructed from the hinterland to linkup cities, such like:
Ikot Usop-Ikot Edehe-Ikot Ekpuk road, Mkpat Enin LGA.
Idiaba-Nda Nsit-Ikot Abasi (Nnung Udoe) road, Nsit Atai LGA.
Nton Edino-Ekwere Azu road, Obot Akara LGA.
Ikot Ibritam-Ekeffe Akpan Afaha road in Oruk Anam and Ukanafun LGA.
Awa-Nkana road, Onna LGA.
Ikot Ikara-Ikot Ibritam-Ekeffe-Ika-Akpa Nkuk road.
Ukat Aran-Obio Ubium-Ika IBO road, Eden Idim Okpot, Nsit Ubium. LGA.
Mbiatok-Ekit Itam-Mbiaya, URUAN LGA.
Ikot Udom road, Ibiono LGA.
Eket Ibono road.
Ikot Ekaide-Ikot Okoro-Ikot Ibritam road, Oruk Anam LGA.
In the aspect of Education, the Governor have invested over 600million as subvention for WAEC fees, have constructed several structures, both classroom blocks and offices in both primary and secondary schools across the state through the inter ministerial direct labour projects. Have also renovated a lot of structured in schools across the state, have constructed and equipped laboratories and libraries, constructed road networks, a typical example is the popular: Cornelia Cornely College (CCC), in Afaha Oku Uyo LGA, the Prestigious Etinan Institute Etinan LGA, and even the recent award of the construction of road networks at the Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit, etc.
In the aspect of sports, it could be recalled recently when the children across the entire 31 LGAs. Were brought to Uyo for the maiden edition of the sport festival in Akwa Ibom State, which has never been. such event brought an opportunity to awaken the spirit of sports in our children and the people in general, also an opportunity to sharpen their skills and passion for such. Backup with the provision of relevant facilities, For example the construction of modern sporting facilities across the ten federal constituencies in the State, a clear example is that of the west Itam.
The prime hatchery in Uduan is a giant step were many might not understand immediately, the prime hatchery came with the vision to produce sufficient quantity of chicken, mostly sought in/by eateries, caterers, home, etc. And also to produce sufficient amount of a day old chicks to poultry farmers to curb the burden and cost of importation from across the State or country.
Governor Udom Emmanuel is a leader and Governor that has proven his worth, although some people took him for granted when he presented his profile prior the general elections which to us, it wasn’t a surprise because we already saw what was coming, I personally never underestimated him base on the fact that good houses are known from it key.”